Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Holiday PDF Vintage Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015 NOW OPEN Remember the blog has moved to http://blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com Winners receive a six-pattern book bundle. Join the holiday PDF vintage pattern book bundle giveaway 2015 is open to everyone around the world, … Continue reading

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Free Vintage Sweater Patterns 1960s Chic Ending Week 21

Free Vintage Sweater Patterns 1960s Chic Ending Week 21 You can find the entire Designer Sweaters by Reynolds Continental Collection on blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com. Remember my blog has moved to; http://blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com/ Be sure to bookmark the new site above. Thanks, Ruby check out … Continue reading

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Free Mccall’s Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971

Free Mccall’s Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971 You can find the entire Spring and Summer McCall’s Needlework and Crafts on blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com. Remember my blog has moved to; http://blog.vintagepatternsdazespast.com/ This week you can also find the free vintage pattern version of … Continue reading

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Congratulations Southfield High School Graduates 2014 | Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

Family Gatherings

I would like to give thanks for being able to come home and be apart of my granddaughter’s big day or shall I say a week.

My time at home with friends and family began with my oldest son’s birthday with his baby brother and his girl fixed a very large Seafood Boil of crab, scrimp, corn on the cob, red potatoes and sausage and the grill master fixin’s Salmon and Walleye for the fun of it.

The three brother’s, there’s a fourth he couldn’t make home this time–

kenny melvin anthony

Then came Memorial day everybody was there always good food, family and friends, spades and bid, plenty of trash talking and fun. I got to meet Alex’s parents and Anthony’s girl.  Too much fun to remember to take pictures. Bad bad girl (next time).

The man who started it all

Melvin Anthony Erick Kenny

Khayla’s Prom – Southfield High School 2014

was the primary reason for this trip her prom was last Tuesday–she looked absolutely gorgeous.

Khayla 2014

Khayla 2014

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Mother and daughter

Daughter and Granddaughter

The carriage -- my favorite car

The carriage — my favorite car

Cadillac STS

I am so glad limousines are obsolete! I have three favorite cars, the Cadillac (this one), the Jaguar and the Ford Thunderbird (the collector’s edition)

Here’s the prom date.. Carlos is not only handsome, he’s smart and he has great manner’s which means his parents took care business.

Carlos

Graduation Day 2014

The next big day was Graduation Day this past Sunday at Chene Park–we attended church in the morning and the ceremony started at 4, here’s a few highlights. By the way there were almost 300 young people graduating from just Southfield High School more boys than girls this year about 20 more Young African-American men!

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Diploma in Hand

Diploma in Hand

Thank you for sharing my couple weeks with the family–Now I am waiting on Caleb to arrive–

School’s out for summer!

Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

This week I’ve put together a fine collection of free vintage knitting patterns–I sure hope that you will want to make  at least one of these beauties.

1940’s Knitted Cocktail Dress Pattern

40s vintage knitted cocktail dress

40’s Vintage Knitted Cocktail Dress

40’s Shirt Waist Knitted Blouse Pattern

1940s Shirtwaist Knitted Blouse Pattern

1940s Shirtwaist Knitted Blouse Pattern

Vintage Shirtwaist Dress Pattern

1950s Vintage Knit Dress Pattern

1950s Vintage Knit Dress Pattern

1960’s Chic Knit Tunic

1960s Vintage Knit Tunic Pattern

1960s Vintage Knit Tunic Pattern

Vintage Front Zip Cardigan Jacket Pattern

Luck Knitted Front Zip Cardigan Jacket pattern

Luck Knitted Front Zip Cardigan Jacket

1970’s Knitted Bride’s Coat

Knitted Brides Knitted Coat Pattern

Knitted Brides Knitted Coat Pattern

Girl’s Knit Party Dress

vintage Girls Knitted Dress

Girls Knitted Vintage Dress Pattern

Vintage Fichu Knitting Pattern – A triangular scarf of woven fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the front.

Knitted Fichu Pattern

Knitted Fichu Pattern

30’s Vintage Two Piece Tailleur with Vestee

Vintage Two Piece Tailleur Vestee Pattern

Two Piece Tailleur with Vestee Pattern

Vintage Ribbed & Smocked Knitted Dress Pattern

Vintage 50s  Ribbed Smocked  Knitted Dress Pattern

Vintage 50s Ribbed Smocked Knitted Dress Pattern

Stay tuned for other great knitting, crochet and needle-arts patterns.

By the way check out My Collections:

The Dazespast Style Library

Summer Chic

Evening Elegance

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Free Vintage Knitting Pattern Friday – Knitted Classics for Men and Boys

Free Knitting Pattern Book Share

Welcome back everyone–Tis to the week I’ve updated a few pages and added some great content that I want to share with you today.

But first its Free Knitting Pattern Day

I really hope that you’ll like these great old knitting pattern books I want to share. These patterns are for the experienced knitted but anyone is welcome to try on one condition that you share your finished piece with us here or on our Facebook Page.

I don’t share many patterns for men, I’m not sure why but here’s a great vintage book, I hope you’ll like.

249 SC Mens Sweaters

Here they are for the active, the studious and the hobby-minded., ribs, classics, argyle and cable sweater patterns.

Reynolds New Sweater Collection

Pauline Denham Hand Knits for Men

More Vintage Men and Boy’s Patterns

Craftsmanship | Sweaters Vest Cardigan pullover Robe Patterns

30s Vintage Knitted and Crocheted Men’s Neck Tie Patterns

Introducing my new digital store

Here’s where you can buy great PDF reproductions of rare vintage patterns.

Knitting Patterns for Men | Good Shepherd Style Book 335

Vintage Collection of Designer Couture Sewing Tips By Spadea Pattern Company | All Pages Posted

Thank you all for following this series of post about 60’s designer sewing tips by a little known pattern company call Spadea, you can find more about this company’s history here at Fuzzy Lizzie.

The Vintage Traveler took the leap and actually contacted the mother Anne Spadea Combs, and it sounds like a really informative conversation, I think you’ll enjoy it check it out. Take special note that the Duchess of Windsor Collection for really for the Duchesses and that relationship lasted over ten years.

Earlier in this series, I spotlighted the Designer’s featured in this book you can find those post here

But there were other as outlined here;

Alan Graham, Anne Fogarty, Brigance, Ceil Chapman, Charles LaMaire, Charles Montaigne, Dinah Shore, Eguzquiza, Fontana, Harvey Berin, Herbert Sondheim, Lachasse, Leo Narducci, Tina Leser, Mollie Parnis, Nancy Layton, Norman Hartnell,Roberto Capucci, Simonetta, Veneziani, Vera Maxwell. I will outline a few below.

According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki Alan Graham created about ten designs for Spadea, unfortunately I could not find a Biography for Alan.

Anne Fogarty was part of the American Designer Series by Spadea. Wikipedia published an extensive bio, but if you want to see images, check out Fuzzy Lizzie once again provides a nice history and some really nice eye candy to boot. You might want to check out “The Well Dressed Wife” it would make a splendid addition library.

I would now like to focus on Tom Brigance relationship with the pattern publisher, it looks like he created about 12 designs which are illustrated noted on the Vintage Pattern Wiki. Pinterest provides a Gallery of designs by the iconic fashion designer. also checkout Couture Allure for one of his most desirable designs — you’ll find is still in demand today.

Ceil Chapman is another contributor to these classic styles you can see more of those designs at the Selfish Seamstress and a bit of background, Squidoo is also one of my favorite places checkout this wonderful lens on the designs at classic Vintage Old Hollywood Style .

According to what information I could find Charles LaMaire, was a prolific costume designer for some very famous movies such as All About Eve staring my favorite actress Betty Davis. I could talk all day–but check out his works here on Pinterest.

The book Designer Sewing Tips By Spadea Pattern Company is a gold mind of tips and techniques and my copy is securely in my sewing library, but I love to share and you can find every page at my Free Vintage Patterns Dazespast, soon each tip will cataloged by page so enjoy!

The cover image Hat is by my up and coming designer friend Mary over at MaryGwyneth Designs or her Facebook Page.

You can find other articles about the Spadea Sewing techniques by following these links.

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage 1960s

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 18 to 29

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 40 to 53

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 54 to 77 | Pockets to Collar Magic

I’ve written nothing at all about my love of fashion dolls–the dolls are amazing but the doll-sized couture is what makes me go Wow! stay tunes for the best of the best in everything that dresses and furnishes today’s dolls all with a vintage flare.

That’s all for now.

Peace!

Ruby

 

The 8th Day of Christmas | Free Vintage Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Vintage Needle and Yarn Patterns

Here’s a same of the publishers Patterns included with this vintage pattern share.

Columbia Minerva | Crocheted Blouse

Bernat | Cover Dress and Cap

Bernat | His and Hers Scandinavian Print Pullover

Coats and Clark | Cabled Shrug

Pingouin | Crocheted Net Pullover

Reynolds | Three Piece Suit

American Thread | Knit Dickey

Fleisher’s Brick Tweed Suit

Brunswick | Aran Pullover

 

Thanks for checking-out the blog and I hope you enjoy the patterns, Day 9 through 12 will be online Saturday…

Have a blessed New Year.

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my gr...

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my great aunt’s death. The work is by relatives in Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1st Day of Christmas Dazespast is Sharing| Vintage Crochet Knitted Doll Clothes

On the 1st Day of Christmas Dazespast is Sharing

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns for Dolls 6 to 17.5 inches | Virgina Lakin

 

1218 Vintage Spadea Pattern

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Sewing Tips Vintage | Pages 54 to 77 | Pockets to Collar Magic

Hi there, how was your week?

Today we had our first snow fall, the thin blanket of snow was beautiful, and I know there lots more to come.

Here’s the next installment of Spadea’s Vintage Collection of Designer How-To’s and Tips covering a range of topics. I’ve decided that I am going to follow behind several other blogger’s and link to the large books on my Google books page because the PDF’s are huge, and I want to make sure that you can print them if you like.

Let’s start with the topic of Patch Pockets, did you know there is a technique to attach them so the sewing is invisible? check out this little secret.

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Patch Pockets

patch pockets

Sewing Patch Pockets continued

sewing weights

Weighty Problems

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Weighty Problems continued

How to Resolve Ravelling

Do you have trouble neatly securing the undersides of bound buttonholes, follow Herbert Sondheim has a solution.

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How to Solve Ravelling Problems

French Piping

I am a stickler for fine finishes and beautiful detail and so was Jo Copeland, so let’s learn how Jo handled the application of piping.

Ravelling Problems | French Piping

Ravelling Problems | French Piping

French Piping cont Page 60

French Piping cont Page 60

French Piping continued | Top-Stitching

French Piping continued | Top-Stitching

Top Stitching with a Twist

Taking a cue from Jacques Tiffeau, you can give a custom look to your tailored clothes with some extra-special top-stitching. All you need is some silk buttonhole twist, a little extra effort and the adept use of your sewing machine.

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Top Stitching continued

A Smart Move

Use these instructions to re-cut your pattern to create similar results.

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Moving Armhole Facings

When your zipper becomes a distraction, Harvey Berin the perfectionist shows you how to go beyond the invisible zipper for a truly couture result.

Zippers the Knack

Zippers the Knack

Zippers the Knack cont

Zippers the Knack cont

Zippers the Knack continued Page 66

Zippers the Knack continued Page 66

Zippers the Knack continued Page 67

Zippers the Knack continued Page 67

Avoid Distress with Gussets

There’s nothing worse than having a garment ruined by strain on the fibers — gussets to the rescue.

Let Irene Gilbert shares her wonderful way with fabrics. If you use hand-woven woolens and fine linens which tend to ravel easily, learn how to give special attention to any area of a garment that must withstand unavoidable strain.

Gussets

Gussets

Gussets cont..

Gussets cont..

Gussets continued

Gussets continued

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The Vintage Gussets cont..

The Best Bound Buttonhole – we’ve heard that before.

You may have experimented with the various ways of making bound buttonholes only to find the results disappointing and the couture look you had so hoped to create already lost by a less than perfect buttonhole.

Vincent Monte Sano prefers the two-piece buttonhole describes below.

Bound Buttonholes

Bound Buttonholes

Bound Buttonholes cont..

Bound Buttonholes cont..

Bound Buttonhole cont

Bound Buttonhole cont

Here’s what I think is the trickiest part of the process–that of finishing the underside or facing under the completed buttonhole.

Finishing Bound Buttonholes

Finishing Bound Buttonholes

Collar Magic

You know if you do not own a tailor’s ham, buy one or make one, it is an indispensable tool in my opinion for this technique to give you stellar results.

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection cont..

Collar Magic | Shaping the Collar to Perfection cont..

Look for the link to download the entire book coming soon.

The entire 218 pages of Spadea’s Collection of Vintage Sewing Techniques can be found here.

Spadea’s Collection of Designer Vintage Sewing Tips | Jeweled Buttons | Snaps Under-Wraps Pages 40 to 53

Here’s the latest collection of Spadea Designer Sewing Tips covering pages 40-53. Enjoy!

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How to Sew On Jeweled Buttons

I love jeweled buttons high-end techniques not only protect the fiber but it just gives your project that polished finished look. When you think about it these cost are costly in a lot of cases one of a kind so attaching them properly is a must. Take a look at theses gorgeous from Pinterest.

Bedazzled Buttons: Modern Embellishments to Try for FallAntique Deluxe Design Button w/Emerald Colored Jewel & Pointy Cut Steels; Circa 1890'sModern Large Pewter and Blue Glass Jewel with Nile Lotus Motif ~ R C Larner Buttons at eBay  http://stores.ebay.com/RC-LARNER-BUTTONS

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About Buttons

If you like collecting buttons or just like looking at antique and vintage buttons, here’s three books from my personal collection you might find useful. By all means, please suggest books that you like.


Buttons (Collector’s Blue Books)

The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Buttons (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Button Button: Identification and Price Guide

All About Buttons..continued

All About Buttons..continued

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How to Keep Snaps Under Wraps

Covering snaps and hooks and eyes..what’s your favorite finishing technique?

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The Jewelled Look

Adding beads and sequins, a labor of love, share your beading project…

Here are a few websites and books I have bookmarked and Books in my library.

~ Pearl Embroidery ~

Mary Corbet’s

Beads East, let me knot what you think about the site.

Take a look at this site,

A Beading Lesson: Beaded Chain Stitch with Nancy Ehaa, what do you think?

Before I forget–I need to let everyone know that I am now participating in the Amazon Affiliate program. The books you see with links, I receive a commission for each one sold. I buy most of my books from Amazon, eBay, Albris or ABE each book in the link is one I already have in my library.

Here are several book already on my bookshelves:


Fine Embellishment Techniques: Classic Details For Today’s Clothing

The Art of Making Hand Beaded Bags

The Art of Tassel Making

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Adding Beads and Sequin

loos fringe beads beading

Single Loops Fringe

beaded flowers sequin sewing

Raised Flower Sequins

Paillettes continued | Tweed Effects

Paillettes continued | Tweed Effects

Hand Woven Tweeds

Hand Woven Tweeds

If you like Surface beading and like to knit, here’s a book that is pure eye candy with respect to beaded trim work. It’s a 1950’s Columbia Minerva book “Glamour Sweaters” Book 702, available from the main website for $6.99

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Trimmed Sweater

Here’s an opportunity to add a little bling to your sweaters…

beaded sweater, lace trimmed top & cute belt

Beaded Edge Cardigan

Various Bead Designs

sewing trims upscale

How to Trim Away Ribbing

sewing trims trimming bias

Sweater Trims

sewing embroidery beading trims

Adding Sweater Trimming

Here’s four links that you might like–

The Art of Making Tassels

Historical Beadwork Part 1

Historical Beadwork Part 2